Budgetary Michael Moore

Posted on April 2, 2013 8:00 pm

During a speech on the Senate floor, Harry Reid claimed that over the past two years the government has reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion.

That’s kinda like a fat guy bragging his diet is successful because he didn’t eat every scrap of food in the house.

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6 Responses to “Budgetary Michael Moore”

  1. Jimmy says:

    So, give or take, we were spending about 3.7T with receipts of about 2.4T. That’s a deficit of about 1.3T per year.

    So, let’s continue with his math…

    In two years, he claims they reduced the deficit by 2.5T.

    2.5T / 2 = 1.25T per year.

    Add that to our actual average deficit and you get


    So, basically, he’s saying our deficit was way worse than reported, i.e., the government has been lying to us all along.

    I have no doubt he is lying to us now.

  2. Hunter says:

    “…because he didn’t eat every scrap of food in the house”

    Or the dog…

  3. Son of Bob says:

    That’s kinda like that fat guy gaining another 40 pounds, but claiming he’s lost weight because he didn’t gain 80.

  4. jw says:

    …the fat guy claiming his diet is a success because he couldn’t fit through the door to go get more food.

  5. Harvey says:

    @3 – Yeah, that’s a better analogy. I knew something felt a little off when I wrote this. Bacon to you, sir.

  6. Iowa Jim says:

    Harry Reid and other Democrats keep on using that word “reduce”. I do not think it means what they think it means.

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